firmware

[ furm-wair ]
/ ˈfɜrmˌwɛər /

noun Computers.

a microprogram stored in ROM, designed to implement a function that had previously been provided in software.

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Origin of firmware

First recorded in 1965–70; firm1 + (soft)ware
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Example sentences from the Web for firmware

  • Just flash the firmware on a ten-dollar Radio Shack reader/writer and you're done.

    Little Brother|Cory Doctorow

British Dictionary definitions for firmware

firmware
/ (ˈfɜːmˌwɛə) /

noun

computing a fixed form of software programmed into a read-only memory
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